Transnational Women's Fiction: Unsettling Home and Homeland

Hardcover | May 15, 2008

bySusan Strehle

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This study argues that the private homes in transnational women's fiction reflect public legacies of colonialism. Published in Australia, Canada, India, Nigeria, Puerto Rico and the United States between 1995 and 2005, the novels use fictional houses to criticize and unsettle home and homeland, depicting their linked oppressions and exclusions.

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This study argues that the private homes in transnational women's fiction reflect public legacies of colonialism. Published in Australia, Canada, India, Nigeria, Puerto Rico and the United States between 1995 and 2005, the novels use fictional houses to criticize and unsettle home and homeland, depicting their linked oppressions and ex...

SUSAN STREHLE is Professor of English at Binghamton University. She is the author of Fiction in the Quantum Universe and co-editor of Doubled Plots: Romance and History. She has published essays on contemporary American and global fiction in journals including Critique, Contemporary Literature and Modern Fiction Studies.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.67 × 5.61 × 0.71 inPublished:May 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230536875

ISBN - 13:9780230536876

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Acknowledgements * Introduction: Unsettling Home and Homeland  * Homeless in the American Empire: Toni Morrison's Paradise (USA) * The Incandescent Home: Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin (Canada) * House of Paper: Rosario Ferré's The House on the Lagoon (Puerto Rico) * The Decolonized Home: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus (Nigeria) * Exiles and Orphans: Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things (India) * The Home Elsewhere: Simone Lazaroo's The Australian Fiancé (Australia and Oceania) * Conclusion: Unsettling Interventions * Notes * Works Cited  * Index